Project

Diversity, antimicrobial sensitivity and virulence mechanisms of Helicobacter suis, a pathogen in pigs with zoonotic significance

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 December 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Gastro-enterology and hepatology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Gastro-enterology and hepatology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Gastro-enterology and hepatology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
antimicrobial sensitivity human mutagenesis helicobacter suis diversity virulence pig
 
Project description

Helicobacter suis is the most prelevant gastric non-Helicobacter pylori Helicobacter in humans with gastric disease. This agent has also been associated with gastric ulceration in pigs, but the exact role of H. suis in gastric pathology in pigs is not clear. The genomic diversity, antimicrobial sensitivity and virulence mechanims of this agent will be studied.